Collective Unconscious Auditions for a New Play

Collective Unconscious Performance is auditioning female performers ages 21-45 for the world premiere of a new feminist, historical play entitled Le Cirque Féerique (The Fairy Circus). The production is written by Emily Dendinger, directed by David Hanzal, and features multiple styles of puppetry.

Paris, 1690, the center of culture: Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy and her non-conformist friends fight for independence and equality during the oppressive reign of King Louis XIV. Through storytelling and champagne-infused salons, these women critiqued and challenged society’s expectations for women over 100 years before the first wave of feminism. Marie-Catherine and her crew were best-selling authors in their day, and invented fairy tales as we know them. So whatever happened to these bold, groundbreaking women, and the subversive fairy tales that they spun? Le Cirque Féerique asks: How may a strong, independent woman live the life she dreams and make her voice truly heard in a patriarchal system? How does one seek out authenticity and independence when society tries to silence your voice at nearly every turn?

Rehearsals begin September 4, 2018, taking place on weekday evenings from 6:30pm-10pm, and on Sunday afternoons from 1pm-4pm. Performances will run October 5-14, 2018 at The Art Box in Minneapolis. There is a $400 performance stipend for all performers paid at the closing of the production.

Collective Unconscious encourages performers of all ethnicities and experiences to audition. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 2 from 6pm-10pm & Saturday, May 5 from 12pm-4pm. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 6pm-10pm. Auditions and callbacks will take place at The Sandbox (3109 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406; lots of free street parking is available). ***UPDATE: Audition reservations for both May 2 and 5 are currently full. To be placed on the wait list, please e-mail director David Hanzal at Thank you!***

At the auditions, performers will be asked to read two short sides from the script, which will be e-mailed to the performer when they have been scheduled for their audition.

If you are interested in scheduling a 5-minute audition, please e-mail director David Hanzal at with your audition date and time availability, along with your resume and headshot attached. We are following a green audition process—please do not bring paper copies of your resume or headshot to your audition.

If you want to audition but are unavailable during the allotted times, please e-mail director David Hanzal at; we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

For more information on Collective Unconscious, please visit:

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact information

Collective Unconscious Performance
David Hanzal
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Posted April 5